India got off to a great start on the eighth day of the Tokyo Olympics. Star archer Deepika Kumar defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russia Olympic Committee to enter the quarter-finals. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain reached the semi-finals by defeating Chinese Taipei’s Nien Chin Chen 4-1 in the 69kg weight category. That is, India’s medal in boxing has been confirmed. Sprinter Avinash could not make it to the finals of the 3000 men’s steeplechase event. While Manu Bhaker failed to reach the finals of the women’s 25m air pistol individual event. Simranjit Kaur lost 5-0 to Sudaporn Sisondi of Thailand in the women’s 60kg category. PV Sindhu will show her stamina on the eighth day. While in athletics, Dutee Chand will present India’s challenge. The women’s hockey team will face Ireland. While the men’s hockey team will take on Japan.
On the eighth day of the Tokyo Olympics, world number 1 female archer Deepika Kumari made a splendid performance to reach the quarter-finals. In this match, she defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee in a shoot-off. Deepika won the match 6-5. Boxer Lovlina has made it to the semi-finals of the women’s 69kg weight category event. That is, India’s medal in boxing has been confirmed. She defeated Chinese Taipei player Nien Chin Chen 4-1 in the quarterfinals. Sprinter Avinash Sable could not make it to the finals of the 3000 men’s steeplechase event. While shooter Manu Bhaker missed out on making the finals of the women’s 25m air pistol individual event. Boxer Simranjit Kaur lost in the last 16 bouts of 60kg women’s weight category. She defeated Thailand’s Sudaporn Sisondi 5-0. Apart from this, PV Sindhu in the Badminton women’s quarterfinals, Lovlina Borgohain in boxing will show her strength. In athletics, Dutee Chand will present her challenge for India. In hockey, the women’s team will face Ireland while the men’s hockey team will face Japan. The seventh day in the Tokyo Olympics was a great day for India. If Mary Kom’s match is left out, then all the other Indian athletes performed well.
Deepika knock-in quarter-finals
World number one archery Deepika Kumari of India made it to the quarterfinals of the women’s archery event. Now he has raised hopes of a medal. In this match, Deepika Kumari defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russia Olympic Committee in the shoot-off. Deepika won the match 6-5. In the shoot-off, Senia was able to hit only 7 while Deepika managed to hit 10. While Deepika won the first and third sets, Senia won the second and fifth sets. The fourth set was even.
Avinash Sable could not make it to the final
In the steeplechase event of 3000 men, India’s Avinash Sable could not make it to the final. He made a national record by performing well during this period. But could not qualify for the final. He finished seventh. Avinash managed to set a national record with a timing of 8:18.12. Sable broke his record of 8:20.20 in the Federation Cup in March.
Manu Bhaker misses out on reaching the final
Shooter Manu Bhaker was disappointed once again. She missed out on making the finals of the women’s 25m air pistol event. He had to be in the top 8 to go to the finals. but that did not happen. Manu Bhaker was ranked 11th. The Indian shooter scored 290 in the rapid round and 292 in the precision round. Manu finished fifth in the precision round. Now he will have to return home empty-handed from the Tokyo Olympics. Manu Bhaker participated in many archery events but could not win a single medal. Apart from this, another shooter Rahi Sarnobat also disappointed.
India vs Ireland women’s hockey match delayed
The match played between India and Ireland women’s teams will start after about an hour. The timing of this match has been rescheduled due to rain. Earlier this match was to be held at 8.15 am Indian time. But now this match between the two teams will start at 9.15 am according to Indian time.
Simranjit Kaur lost 5-0
India has been disappointed in boxing. Simranjit Kaur lost in the last 16 bouts of 60kg women’s weight category. As a result, she was eliminated in the first round. She was defeated 5-0 by Sudaporn Sisondi of Thailand. After this defeat, Simranjit Kaur was out in the Tokyo Olympics.
Boxer Lovlina in the semifinals
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain created history in Tokyo Olympics. She has reached the semi-finals. After reaching the semi-finals, India’s one more medal has been confirmed. In the quarterfinals, Lovlina defeated Chinese Taipei player Nien Chin Chen 4-1 in the women’s 69kg category.